The black hard rubber blind cap including the clip holder at the cap its luster has fated. This is highly collectable and a valuable pen and used among the parker senior fountain pen collectors. Are known to be very stylish, well balanced, great writers and signature pens. The gold filled clip as well the gold filled rings are in great condition and there is no any cracks in the cap and does screws on in full turns without any problems. The only issue as i stated above the barrel turned to chestnut color evenly from marbled black veined white.
The cap is in great condition never was corroded and kept its original color. If you lucky to find a well maintained original pen without any ink discoloration expect to pay now days $300.00, or more.In any event offered as pictured and as described. Please ask any questions you may have prior purchasing.